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Career Counseling

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The process of career development can be exciting and intimidating. Like many worthwhile endeavors, the key is to take it one step at a time. Career Counselors will work with you through the career development process. Feel free to arrange an appointment at the Cambridge or Coon Rapids Campus. 

You also have the option to register for the two-credit Career Development Course (CAOR 1102) that is designed to enable you to make satisfying career decisions. The course is focused on self-exploration to provide the foundation for occupational research and career decision-making. Job search strategies are also covered.

Career Development Process

  • Identify your:

    • Interests
    • Skills
    • Personality
    • Values
    • Future Lifestyle
    • Explore and research careers
    • Research the education and training needed for each career
    • Explore in-demand careers
    • Locate job-shadow opportunities
    • Conduct informational interviews
    • Discover which careers match your interests, skills, personality and values
    • Learn which careers fit your ideal level of education
    • Consider whether you have the desire to pursue certain careers
    • Create short- and long-term goals to acquire desired career
    • Apply to school/program
    • Consider what support systems you have in place to help achieve your goals
    • Consider what barriers you may encounter

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